We are headed to Taos, NM this week for our month-long summer visit. I am looking forward to being there, in the place where I grew up, surrounded by friends and family! I have a big, close-knit extended family, most of them living in Taos. (My mom is one of 12, she has 7 sisters and 4 brothers!) It is always a fun, relaxing time for us. I love visiting and catching up with them when we are there.
This time, I am extra excited because I’m going to be doing a Whole30, and leading a group of family members through it at the same time! I love helping people who are interested get started with the program and see great results when they stick to it.
It’s a fun way that all of it came about! Last summer, my parents did an abbreviated version of the Whole 30 while I was there. They really liked how they felt eating Whole 30 style, and kept up a lot of the good habits they formed over the last year. Then, when we were visiting over Christmas break, one of my uncles asked me to tell him about it. He was very interested in trying it after seeing my parents’ progress, so I directed him to “It Starts With Food” and whole30.com.
I emailed him links to some of my favorite recipes and helpful tips. He did the 30 days, and loved the results so much it has become a lifestyle for him! He adheres to the program majority of the time, and happily off-roads occasionally. He says he feels the best he has felt in a long time, and also has lost 50 pounds since January! I am so proud of him! Some of his siblings have seen his transformation over the last 6 months, and now want to try it for themselves.
So, we are going to do a Whole30 together, while I’m in Taos, July 7th-August 5th! I will be blogging about our experience, and posting recipes and photos as we go. Between now and July 7th I will be posting resources here and on social media about preparing for the Whole30. A big part of this program is learning how to prepare and plan beforehand, to set yourself up for success! I would LOVE for any of you who are interested in trying it to join us. NOW is the perfect time to do it. And, you don’t have to be in Taos to participate…I will be posting as we go here on the blog, so you can follow and do it alongside us wherever you are! Comment below if you are in….